Education News from NY Times
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Leobardo Espinoza Jr., a student at Topeka High School in Kansas, already has roommates lined up for one of his prospective colleges. Now that decision time is near, however, he is beginning to reconsider.
Confusion and charges of racism suggested the judicial system was not ready for the initial stages of prosecuting 35 educators in the nation’s largest school-cheating scandal.
Restorative justice, which encourages young people to develop empathy for one another, is increasingly offered in schools seeking an alternative to “zero tolerance” policies.
The ancient and increasingly popular practice of mindfulness meditation has been used to manage stress, depression and even chronic pain. New research suggests it may also improve test scores.
Extreme weather? A cute baby animal? A meteor? Glaciers? An ugly or bizarre mammal, sea creature, plant or insect? Giant trees? The northern lights? An amazing rock formation? A frog failing to catch a dragonfly? Look at these photos, then tell us what you’ve seen.
Can you calculate how much more money coffee farmers would be paid by selling their crops through one system versus another?
Officers and a bomb-sniffing dog were on hand as the rifle association unveiled its plan to train and arm security guards at every school in the nation.
Harvard’s search of staff e-mail accounts went further than previously disclosed, administrators said Tuesday.
One of the teachers accused of engaging in sexual conduct with a student at Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts had earned near-universal admiration and was nicknamed the “Czar.”
In a city marked by pockets of entrenched black poverty, some of the worst schools in Tennessee, taken over by the state, are in the midst of a radical experiment.
The 78 new schools will have seats for 10,000 students in the fall, in all five boroughs, and span the years from elementary to high school.
The largest cheating scandal in recent history is fueling critics who say that standardized tests as a way to measure achievement should be scaled back.
A marked increase over the last decade in diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder could fuel growing concern that the diagnosis and its medication are overused in American children.
The blast from a mortar shell killed at least 10 people at Syria’s flagship Damascus University, where students had done their best to go about their business.
“Cram schools,” once the cultural domain of Chinese-, Korean- and Russian-American students, have gained traction with non-Asian parents hoping to improve their children’s test scores.
Some economists say the government should focus on programs for infants and toddlers, which may be better at reducing inequalities between the rich and the poor.
Florida Atlantic University announced that the Geo Group Foundation, the charitable arm of the private prison corporation, planned to withdraw a $6 million gift to name its stadium.